Samsung and LEGO unveil the obsolete, overpriced NINJAGO MOVIE Edition tablet for kids


Not all tablets launched in the US are meant to compete with Apple’s iPad (regardless of the model). As a matter fact, any Android tablet that’s priced to sell for less than $300 will surely have a much easier time avoiding any competition from Apple.

Still, launching a tablet with specs that make it look like a three-year-old product is not alright, even if it’s positioned in the low-end tier price-wise. That being said, it appears that Samsung and LEGO have teamed up to launch a tablet aimed at kids.

The so-called NINJAGO MOVIE Edition tablet can now be pre-ordered in the US via …


Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2's leaked specs suggest it's not an entry-level tablet

Samsung has one more ace under its sleeve for those looking to buy a decent Android tablet for outdoor use. That ace is called Galaxy Tab Active 2, a rugged tablet that we’ve learned about for the first time back in June. However, it was only last week that we’ve been able to dig a few details about the slate and find out that it will soon be introduced.

Since information about its specs was scarce, we’re happy to report that the Galaxy Tab Active 2 made it to GFXBench, the app that stores benchmark results for old, new and unreleased smartphones and tablet.

According to the listing, …

Archos intros two new ruggedized Android Nougat smartphones and a tablet


French company Archos showcased three new mobile devices at IFA 2017 early this month. Two Android smartphones and a tablet will be launched on the market this fall, all three within the €280 price mark.

Besides the fact that they’re shipped with Android Nougat on board, all three devices are aimed at outdoor use, thus they have various certifications for water and dust proof.

Archos Sense 47X is the cheapest of the three and will be available for purchase for €199. As the name suggests, the phone has a 4.7-inch display with HD (720p) resolution. The phone packs a 1.3GHz quad-core …

How to turn the Galaxy Note 8 into a graphics tablet for your PC

Arguably the biggest stand-out feature of Samsung’s Galaxy Note series is the S-Pen that comes with each device. Over the years, Samsung has greatly expanded the functionality of the S-Pen and the software powering the Note line, turning them from a simple pen and notebook substitute for the digital age, into a killer feature for the brand.

The brand new Galaxy Note 8 does its part in expanding the said functionality further, adding up to a 100 pages worth of hand-written notes on the always-on display and a number of other S-Pen-related bells and whistles, …

Prototype of the unreleased Nvidia Shield Portable 2 gaming tablet found in Canadian pawn shop

Pawn shops are a bit like casinos — 99 percent of the time there’s nothing to be gained from being a patron, but that one other percent is the reason why such establishments exist in the first place. And the following story is a classic take on the old “person unknowingly buys something which turns out to be rare and valuable” story.

You may remember the Nvidia Shield Portable (also known as the Nvidia Shield before it got renamed) as one of the results of the early ’10s smartphone gaming craze that also brought us failures like the Sony Ericsson Xperia …

Bixby to make its tablet debut on the entry-level Galaxy Tab A (2017)

While most people’s eyes have been firmly stuck to the newly unveiled Galaxy Note 8, Samsung has quietly been preparing the launch of a number of other products in the near future: there’s at least two new wearables on the horizon, along with a budget tablet which will be the successor to last year’s Galaxy Tab A 8.0.

And while we’ve already seen the latter in photos from Chinese regulatory agency TENAA, today Samsung has (probably by accident) publicly released its user manual. And while one wouldn’t normally expect much surprises from an entry-level …

Verizon adds Moto E4 Plus and Asus ZenPad Z8s tablet to its already announced Asus ZenFone AR launch

Late last evening, we told you that Verizon had started accepting pre-orders for the Asus ZenFone AR. This is the first handset that not only features Tango-styled augmented reality capabilities, but also carries the Project Daydream Virtual Reality platform. The handset is priced at $27 a month for 24 months, or it can be bought on retail for $648. In addition, Verizon is now offering the Asus ZenPad Z8s tablet. An exclusive to Verizon, the slate can be bought at a price of $10.41 over 24-months. With a signed two-year contract, the ZenPad Z8s is priced at $149.99. Or, you can pay $249.99 on retail.

The …

IDC second quarter data shows tablet market still in disarray

IDC has just completed its analysis of the second quarter tablet market. For the three month period, worldwide tablet shipments declined by 3.4% to 37.9 million units. This performance comes despite Apple’s new low priced iPad. Even detachable tablets, once expected to lead the category out of the darkness, were unable to provide much lift for the product. Apple and its iPad continued to have the top market share and also led in unit shipments. For the period from April through June, Apple shipped 11.4 million tablets worldwide, a year-over-year gain of 14.7%. Apple’s market share for the quarter …

Lenovo's foldable tablet makes a second consecutive visit to Tech World

You might remember how Lenovo grabbed the attention of the tech world on June 9th last year during the company’s Tech World  gathering. YouTuber Meghan McCarthy displayed a bendable phone that was folded into a contraption that she wore around her wrist. She also presented a tablet that was folded into the size of a phablet, and put up to her ear in order to simulate a phone call.

Today, the company continued the conversation by introducing the Lenovo Folio concept during Lenovo Tech World 2017. The device features a flexible touchscreen that grows from 5.5-inches to 7.8-inches …

Pictures of Microsoft's canceled Nokia Mercury tablet emerge

Microsoft canceled more than one device while its mobile division was active. We’ve already talked about the Lumia 960 flagship smartphone and the Surface Mini tablet. However, we haven’t yet reported anything about Nokia Mercury, a slate that should have been released in 2014-2015 with Windows RT on board.

Some press pictures of the Nokia Mercury surfaced a long time ago, but now we get to take a look at the real thing. A few live pictures of the canceled tablet has just been published by Italian publication WindowsBlogItalia.

The slate was powered by an …